Trotted up Columbia today via the road, which takes you right under the summit. Arrived from Kansas City last night and since I'm spending a few days in Georgetown, thought this would be a good warm-up. Unfortunately, my rental Avenger doesn't have the ground clearance to get past the first steep section of Bard Creek Road, so this ended up being a LONG warm-up hike!
Great weather today, and managed a few good pictures. Although the view from the summit is partially obstructed, there are some good photo opportunities a few hundred feet below to catch Colorado Mines Peak, Eva, and Flora, among others.
Well, I can't say this was the most exciting summit yet of 2010, but it's nice to get out under bluebird, Colorado winter skies and stretch the legs a little. The snow was pretty deep going - good thing we had a big team to break trail.